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cut. the bad. mood. 2 this is d.w. news live from berlin the disgraced u.s. billionaire and accused sex offender geoffrey epstein is found dead in his prison cell apparently having killed him self have seen was awaiting trial on sex trafficking charges and had been accused of abusing dozen of young girls the f.b.i. is now investigating the circumstances of his death also coming up. a russian opposition politician is arrested and many more are detained by police as protests flare up again in moscow thousands of the taking to the streets in the past month
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just banding that opposition candidates be allowed to run elections for the city council. and police in hong kong fired tear gas at pro-democracy protesters as they defy warnings to cancel a march fresh demonstrations come after the city's leader valid not to grant the protesters any concessions. i'm married to evanston it's good to have you with us. the disc raised us fantasy or geoffrey epstein has been found dead in his new york prison cell fishel say his death was an apparent suicide epstein was jailed last month on sex trafficking charges and was being held without bail if the i is now investigating the circumstances of epstein's death in federal custody. he had already been found
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injured in a cell a few weeks ago then the multi-millionaire was found dead in the new york jail where he was awaiting trial an apparent suicide. the convicted pedophile was facing up to 45 years behind bars on sex trafficking and conspiracy charges. that stina high powered investor was accused of having sexually abused girls as young as 14 at parties in his palm beach villa where he reportedly passed the girls on to his guests what made the case explosive was the few notes he has connections to public figures including british royal prince andrew former us president bill clinton as well as the sitting president donald trump charges were already brought against him in 2008 a controversial plea deal spared him time in prison. if i wasn't afraid to come forward sooner than maybe he would have done it to other girls i feel really guilty to list if the really. the conviction for epstein could have meant the rest of his
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life in prison now many questions remain well the authorities further investigate the sex trafficking allegations and will possible accomplices be held to account. for more on this we're joined now by due to the news washington correspondent fully ileus hello to you pablo so tell us how political leaders and law enforcement officials have been reacting to epstein's death. well as you can imagine the political fallout here has been rather great it's dominating the news here in the united states and what's probably the most damning actually came from the attorney general william barr is going to reject some of what he said in his statement he said he was a poll to learn that jeffrey epstein was found dead early this morning from an apparent suicide he said mr epstein's death raises serious questions in a day in addition to the f.b.i. investigation taking place he said he's consulted with the inspector general and
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they're also going to he's also going to open an investigation so that was from the attorney general william barr and then we've even heard from republican senators like ben sasse of nebraska he wrote a letter to the attorney general saying that they knew that epstein was a suicide risk and he said that his dark secrets couldn't be allowed to die with him he said the justice department failed and epstein's coconspirator conspirators think they might have gotten one last sweet deal now it continued because also we heard from bill de blasio of course the new york mayor and also one of the candidates for president he's a democrat he said some of the wealthiest people in the world committed a horrible crime he said if they think for a 2nd that they got away with it because jeffrey epstein is dead they're dead wrong is what he said very strong words and of course we're monitoring what else is being said there in response to the death of jeffrey epstein and of course
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a lot of people are asking how is somebody who was found in their cell just over 2 weeks ago who had attempted suicide apparently. apparently committed suicide just over 2 weeks later so many questions left unanswered at the moment but i'm sure we'll be keeping an eye on that in the coming days all right well what then does epstein's death mean for the investigation into his alleged crimes what is going to happen next. well a lot of the jeffrey epstein's accusers their representatives their lawyers have said that they are not going to give up their fight there's the possibility of course of opening civil lawsuits against jeffrey epstein's the state what's known at the moment is how big that estate is because of course we're talking about jeffrey epstein in the sense that he was known as a billionaire financier but in fact we were not entirely sure about that of course
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i just mentioned the political fallout but there's also been a lot of a lot of talk here that. you know there's a lot of emphasis put on the people who. friendships with or. you know being seen with either socializing or in the business sense and i mean in the report we heard there are some very important people such as the sitting president donald trump former president bill clinton prince andrew many other members of the world of politics and entertainment and finance so there's sort of a renewed sense of you know focus being put on the accusations that were brought against him not just in july of this year but also the plea deal that was brought against him over a decade ago so this story is definitely going to continue unraveling and most importantly for the those people who accused them they said that they're not going
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to give up their fight. fully ilias in washington we appreciate it. thanks marianna let's get a quick check now of some of the other stories making news around the world southern separatists in yemen have taken effective control of saddam the seat of the internationally recognized government official says separatists seize control of government military camps and the presidential palace is separate is had previously been part of the saudi backed pro-government coalition that's been fighting hoofy rebels in northern yemen. at least 60 people have died in tanzania after an overturned fuel truck exploded people in the east african nation were siphoning gasoline from the vehicle at a busy intersection when the blast happened some reports suggest a cigarette triggered the explosions. more than 2000000 muslims have braved heavy rain to gather near mecca and saudi arabia for one of islam's holiest rituals the hodge of the sacred mount ira fanta the faithful asked for forgiveness for their
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sins islam believers are expected to make the pilgrimage at least once in their lives. well in russia tens of thousands of opposition supporters have been staging protests in the capital moscow and in the city of st petersburg they're demanding democratic local elections riot police arrested nearly $200.00 demonstrators and blocked access to the presidential administration building among those detained were opposition candidates people sobel thousands have been detained over the summer as russia's largest opposition movements and 2012 gathers pace all opposition candidates have been barred from running next month moscow city elections. correspondent emily's share when it was at the protests in moscow earlier today and she joins us now for more so emily tell us what you saw at
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today's demonstrations. well today was some of were some of the biggest protests that russia has seen in several years according to independent monitors nearly 50000 people were out on moscow's streets according to police it was closer to 20000 and that was an authorised protest that we saw today there were performances from fit various thing this new position as well and it was kind of a surreal mix at various points kind of a party atmosphere on the stage and then rows of riot police lining up towards the end of that authorized protest because the organizers had called for what they said was a walk through the center of moscow the unauthorized protest part of this protest and that's when the arrests began hundreds. over 100 people up to 200 people were arrested today and there was a huge police presence out in the city of moscow including military forces this
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well. just what are the demonstrators now calling for is it just about these local elections. well these local elections have been the kind of jumping off point for protestors in a way and today we heard people chanting for the registration of the independent candidates to moscow city the parliament elections they weren't registered because independent candidates have to collect signatures several 1000 signatures and the author already has said that many of the signatures were invalid they said that there were so-called dead souls amongst those signatures so people who don't exist people who are dead the candidates themselves say that that's just a pretense that in fact those candidates were not registered on purpose by the author already and this is become about democracy in russia and today we heard
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people chanting as well for freedom chanting against the mir putin president vladimir putin as well so this has become about much much more than just moscow and moscow city elections all right emily i'm sure when reporting from moscow we thank you very much to hong kong now where there have been renewed clashes between police and pro-democracy protesters police fired tear gas at the protesters who are holding on authorized demonstrations in 2 locations it's the 10th straight weekend of protests which were originally triggered by opposition to a proposed law that would have allowed extradition from hong kong to mainland china . while activists held a number of other protests earlier in the day that remain peaceful including a sit in at hong kong airport. at the airport protesters assembled for
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a 2nd day to greet passengers arriving in the city drawing international attention to their cause saturday morning also saw a rather tranquil rally in support of the pro-democracy movement it brought together families demanding a stable and free future the wave of protests began 3 months ago in opposition to draft legislation to allow suspects in criminal cases to be tried in mainland china but the demands have widened. i'm worried if the extradition law to china is imposed or this movement of ours is a failure my kids might have no democracy or freedom and a lot of things will be taken over by the mainlanders. a group of elderly people also submitted petition letters to the police and the authorities to stop and investigate what they call violence against the protesters especially a clashes in july. if the reputation of the hong kong police was so good for more than a decade but it was completely destroyed on july the 21st i don't know how many years
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it will take to restore the trust of the people i was on at the same time there was smaller demonstrations in front of several police stations in support of the police people gather to express their thanks and called on others to say thank you whenever they meet officers on friday various business groups also called on the people of hong kong to support the police and to reflect on the chaos and the economic impact of the protests in. the average income of taxi drivers has decreased nearly 40 percent over the past 2 months. i appealed you just stop and think if the situation continues our hong kong really is heading towards a dead end. this is probably the kind of thing the communist leadership in beijing wants to hear and once people around the world to hear as it seeks to boost resistance to the pro-democracy movement in hong kong all right let's get some sports news now and in tennis american serena williams moved into the semifinals of
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the rogers come into rondo by beating not only osaka of japan williams lead early on in the 1st set winning it $63.00 in the 2nd the 23 time grand slam champion continued to dominate but then had a scare when she ran into the net post while trying to chase down in a sock a drop shot hurting her right arm. but she played on and took the 2nd set 64 to make the seconds. good students to. all rise to motor sports now i am a spanish rider mark marquez has broken the record for pope positions in moto g.p. markets claimed the 59 hole of his career in austria that saw him overtake the previous record set by australian make 2 and a legend of the sport marcus is dominating the moto g.p.
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championship this season he's going for a 6 world title. you're up to date now on d w news up next is world stories around half of some of the most important and interesting stories in the news this week we're going to evan steam thanks for watching. the world is getting worse. moore's suster abuse problems.

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